Roosevelt Cannon

December 9, 1938 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Roosevelt Cannon Obituary

Roosevelt "Nookie" Cannon, Sr.  was born December 9, 1938 in Prosperity, SC to the late David and Lula Cannon. He departed this life on January 7, 2024 at his home.

Roosevelt loved talking about his faith in God.  He enjoyed sitting on the porch with his beloved daughter, Loretta Alston, feeding his cats and reminiscing about his life journey. Roosevelt never met a stranger. On any given day you could find him sitting on the bench at Walmart talking to everyone he met. He left his hometown and relocated to Ocala, Florida where he worked as an entrepreneur and laborer until he retired & returned back to his roots in 2007. 

Mr. Cannon was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Cannon; daughter, Cynthia Cannon; sister, Mary Cannon; brothers, Elbert Cannon, Eddie "Mack" Cannon, David Cannon and Ollie Cannon.

Roosevelt leaves to cherish his memory; five sons, Roosevelt Cannon Jr., Richard Cannon, Willie L. Cannon, Lorenzo Cannon all of Newberry, SC and Welton Cannon (Ocala, FL); three daughters, Velma Wise (Prosperity, SC); Loretta Alston (Charleston, SC), Rhonda Stephens, and Rose Mary Cannon (Newberry, SC); sisters, Alice Rikard and Ada M. Cannon (Prosperity, SC); 24 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Horton of Philadelphia, PA and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Public viewing will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel on Thursday January 11, 2024. 

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January 11, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Celebration of Life
January 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Life Service (Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel)


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